On Thanksgiving, while most people stayed warm and cozy in their homes (with the exception of the one time when seemingly everyone else in town was also out), I headed to the store at least four times.
Several of these times were because we forgot to purchase “essential” ingredients or items required for the preparation of our holiday feast. But, a couple of them were to find a good deal.
The Summer Olympics are nearly over. At least in the world of sports, recently much focus has been directed to the London games. The United States and China have more or less dominated the other countries in the accumulation of medals. Maybe of more interest, though, are a few stories that have not been given international coverage, noting that there was actually a distinct “local” flavor to the London games.
I had been aware that one alumna of Louisiana Tech was one of the participants in the women’s long jump. Chelsea Hayes, of New Orleans, a Tech track star, competed in the long jump for women. Although she did not quite make the medal round, she did jump quite a way, 20 ft 3/4 inch, only a mere 1 1/4 inches from the medal round. That is quite an achievement for Hayes, Tech and its track program. Congratulations are certainly deserved. There were also two other alumni from Tech who competed although for other countries. This is not an unusual occurrence for former university students from the United States to compete for their native countries.
I have had the privilege to watch God birth LifeHouse Ministries right into the midst of our Ruston community over the past few years. It started with a vision and has grown into an actual ministry of spiritual formation and is housed in a real house on Trenton Street.
It was an idea from God through one life and now it functions only with the generous help of many people who have many different God-given gifts and graces. The right people have come at the right time and truly each one has been God-sent according to the needs of the ministry at the particular time along the way.